Florida Misdemeanors and Penalties

If you have been charged with a misdemeanor crime in Florida, you may face jail time and/or fines, depending on the degree of your charge and other factors unique to your case. 

According to Florida criminal guidelines, the 2 classifications of misdemeanors and their penalties include: 

  • Misdemeanor of the first degree – punishable by no more than one year in jail, one year of probation and a $1,000 fine.
  • Misdemeanor of the second degree – punishable by no more than 60 days in jail, 6 months of probation and a $500 fine. 

A variety of crimes can be classified as misdemeanors. You’ll want to talk with a Miami criminal defense lawyer to see if your misdemeanor charge will be classified as first or second degree, to get a better idea of the penalties you may face. 

Some common misdemeanors in Florida include: 

  • disorderly conduct;
  • possession of marijuana;
  • shoplifting;
  • battery;
  • vandalism;
  • driving with a suspended license;
  • domestic violence; and
  • possession of alcohol by a minor. 

If you have been charged with a misdemeanor in Florida, you’ll want to know the Florida criminal guidelines, so you can get a better idea of what’s at stake in your case. To learn about the specific penalties for felonies and misdemeanors in Florida, you can contact a Miami criminal defense lawyer. A criminal defense lawyer can also investigate your case and may find ways to beat your Florida misdemeanor charge. 

Contacting a Miami Criminal Defense Lawyer 

If you are facing misdemeanor charges in South Florida, your legal team is your best defense. Contact the Miami criminal defense lawyer team at Falk & Ross to discuss your case – 877-663-5110.